In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Obama Enemy Investigated and Audited

Last August, Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the SuperPac supporting Mitt Romney In April, according to Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel, the Obama campaign website put him on one of its enemies lists –  “Keeping GOP Honest” – smearing Vandersloot as one among a group of “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” who in particular was “litigious, combative and a bitter

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Obama Takes Down the Rest of His Ads in Colorado

Looks like there’s a lot of positioning going on to make sure each candidate seems appropriately mournful of the events in Aurora, Colorado. The Obama campaign just put out word that it has pulled ALL its ads from Colorado markets. Earlier, the campaign said it was taking down only the attack ads. From the pool report: From a campaign official: “We have asked affiliates in

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Obama Returning to DC; Pulls Colo. Attack Ads

Updated 11:28 am ET President Obama addressed the Colorado mass murder this morning during an event in Fort Myers, Florida and is now headed back to Washington to monitor the situation. Obama canceled a scheduled campaign event outside Orlando. “He wants to be back in Washington to get further updates on this, and I think you can expect that he will upon arrival,” said White

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Obama’s Remorseless Attacks Having Little Effect

Weeks of vicious attacks by the Obama campaign assailing Mitt Romney’s character and making questionable charges about his stewardship of Bain Capital have yielded the following result: the latest national poll, released by the New York Times, shows Romney with a slight edge. With little record to run on, an economy mired in slow growth, and unemployment stuck above eight percent, the Obama team must

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Obama is All Wet

President Obama was drenched today during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Virginia, where the skies opened up and Obama’s podium lacked cover. Here’s some video from a local TV station: The president addressed only 900 people at the event, according to local officials.

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The Obama Campaign’s Fake Romney Criticism

I love it when the Obama campaign tries to pretend its effort is not about money but about the grass roots and all those Republicans, all they care about is money and their fat cat contributors and blah blah blah. This morning Rufus Gifford, the Obama finance chairman, disingenuously – and that’s being nice – announced that Mitt Romney with the snap of a finger

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Obama Appoints Sid Vicious Campaign Manager

President Obama today appointed former punk rocker Sid Vicious to be his campaign manager, ousting for chief Jim Messina as Obama’s fundraising numbers lag and Mitt Romney begins to beat him in head-to-head matchups. Obama admitted the move was partially symbolic, since Vicious has been dead for 33 years. “Even though Mr. Vicious is no longer with us, I have come to believe that he

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Obama Keeps Fundraiser Totals Secret

The Obama 2012 presidential campaign refuses to release its fundraising totals for individual events involving the president, keeping a dark curtain over one the least savory aspects of campaigning for the nation’s highest office. The hiding of Obama’s fundraising event totals is inconsistent with the pledge of openness that has been a watchword of Obama’s campaigns and presidency. And the omission is particularly glaring given

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Obama’s First Ad Flops

The Obama campaign has released its first commercial. It’s a disaster. Have a look. First of all what is this thing about exactly? It starts out as a defense of President Obama’s backing of Solyndra, the solar panel maker that the president celebrated as an emblem of the future but which inconveniently went belly up and which may have benefited from having friends in high

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Obama’s Fashion Friends Underperform

What better way to show you are  a man of the people than to have ritzy fashion designers make some junk for you and then sell it on the website at inflated prices? Some of the designs from the Obama campaign “Runway to Win” project are already up on the web. You can’t purchase them until February, but you can pre-order. Some of these designers

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Obama Campaign Says it Won’t Keep GOP Emails

In response to my piece Wednesday about the attempt by the Obama campaign to collect Republican emails by having backers submit them in order to let the campaign needle Republicans for having “inspired” the backer to donate, the Obama 2012 website has been updated to say that the GOP emails will not be kept. The website now reads as follows, with the parenthetical statement having

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Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails

The Obama presidential campaign is launching an effort to collect Republican email addresses by inviting its supporters to submit information about their Republican associates to the Obama 2012 website. The effort could help the Obama campaign build a database that would enable it to target Republican voters during the general election campaign. But, more perniciously, it could also become part of an Democratic effort to

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